Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Inflammation of the uvea.

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  • noun pathology Inflammation of the middle layer of the eye- the uvea.

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  • noun inflammation of the uvea of the eye

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[uve(a) + –itis.]

Examples

  • EyeGate Pharma's immediate initiatives address the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as uveitis, which is responsible for an estimated 10 to 15 percent of all cases of blindness in the United States.

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  • When I went to an eye specialist for a follow-up appointment, he explained that I had developed a condition called uveitis, which is a swelling and irritation of the middle part of my eye.

    Sharing Personal Stories: Shingles

  • Just a year later, her parents got more disturbing news about Julia: Doctors diagnosed a condition called uveitis, which causes an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye.

    ABC News: Top Stories

  • Rivera's blindness was the cause of an eye disorder known as uveitis, which, if left untreated, can lead to blindness.

    Lead Stories from AOL

  • Rendered completely blind two years ago by an uncommon eye disease known as uveitis, the 36-year-old single mother of two underwent a two-hour risky, but successful surgery on her left eye two weeks ago, regaining her sight just in time to see her two-year-old daughter Aniahya's face light up for Christmas for the first time.

    Lead Stories from AOL

  • Rendered completely blind two years ago by an uncommon eye disease known as uveitis, the 36-year-old single mother of two underwent a two-hour risky, but successful surgery on her left eye two weeks ago, regaining her sight just in time to see her two-year-old daughter Aniahya's face light up for Christmas for the first time.

    Lead Stories from AOL

  • Rivera's blindness was the cause of an eye disorder known as uveitis, which, if left untreated, can lead to blindness.

    Lead Stories from AOL

  • Rivera's blindness was the cause of an eye disorder known as uveitis, which, if left untreated, can lead to blindness.

    Lead Stories from AOL

  • Rendered completely blind two years ago by an uncommon eye disease known as uveitis, the 36-year-old single mother of two underwent a two-hour risky, but successful surgery on her left eye two weeks ago, regaining her sight just in time to see her two-year-old daughter Aniahya's face light up for Christmas for the first time.

    Lead Stories from AOL

  • Rivera's blindness was the cause of an eye disorder known as uveitis, which, if left untreated, can lead to blindness.

    Lead Stories from AOL

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